Basic hummus

"Don't be afraid to adapt new ingredients into your own techniques, and traditional ingredients into new recipes"~ Jose Garces I have had difficult relationship with chickpeas. Not that I disliked them. I tried buying them canned or dried and usually they just sat in my pantry waiting to be resurrected in some amazing recipe. Until … Continue reading Basic hummus

Cream of carrot ginger soup

"Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal!" -Jay Leno Jay Leno may be right, but I don't mind, if the soup that screws you out of a meal is good! 'Tis the season! I'm not talking about the upcoming Spring unfortunately. Everyone around seems to be falling for flu. With the … Continue reading Cream of carrot ginger soup

Barley soup with dried mushrooms

It's not a diet! It's called eating healthy!'Tis the season! Days are getting shorter and the air crispier. It is the beginning of November and I can't help but notice how commercial Christmas is becoming - lights and decorations are already out in some of the stores. I guess it is human nature to do … Continue reading Barley soup with dried mushrooms

Curry crepes with mushrooms and veggies

“Love is like breakfast with Mildred. Who’s Mildred? How the heck should I know? I don’t eat breakfast.” Jarod Kintz Spending a weekend over at friends' cabin with a huge and well equipped kitchen, it was beyond a pleasure to do all the cooking. Well, not all - my friend prepared the octopus (braised in … Continue reading Curry crepes with mushrooms and veggies

Roasted stuffed peppers

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy. ~William Osler I cleaned my fridge a few days ago. Decided it is time to use all of the frozen goodies since the new season is fast approaching. Kept up to … Continue reading Roasted stuffed peppers

Barley risotto with porcini and fresh thyme

"Falling in love is like eating mushrooms. You never know if it's the real thing until it's too late!" I'm back on track to empty my fridge! Last year was unbelievably generous with mushrooms. Facebook was loaded with everyone's photos of porcini. Those gorgeous mushrooms where growing even in places where usually you wouldn't find … Continue reading Barley risotto with porcini and fresh thyme

Spinach, kiwi and banana breakfast smoothie with fresh mint

"Don't start a diet that has an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever!"   Good morning, Sunshine! And welcome Sunday! This morning was a long lazy morning before hitting a craftsmen (couldn't think of how else to call it) fair. A first super warm and sunny day of the year!    No … Continue reading Spinach, kiwi and banana breakfast smoothie with fresh mint

Garlic sauce/ marinade/ relish. In other words – Česnakinė!

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian. Wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian. Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese. Garlic makes it GOOD!" Alice May Brock  And another one - "There is no such thing as a little garlic" . This post is dedicated to one … Continue reading Garlic sauce/ marinade/ relish. In other words – Česnakinė!